Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre
Centre for the performing and visual arts in Anglesey, North Wales

Diary — Drama

Drama at the Ucheldre Centre includes plays performed by touring companies, workshops, one-person shows, and local community drama. These most often take place in the main hall, but there is also an outdoor amphitheatre beside the Centre.


Broadcast JOHN (Cert 18) Tuesday 9 December8pm

NT Live: JOHN (Cert 18)

Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre bring their powerful new production to the National Theatre.

DV8 Physical Theatre has produced 18 highly acclaimed dance-theatre works and four films for television, which have garnered over 50 national and international awards.

The company’s new production, JOHN, authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience.

Lloyd Newson, DV8’s Artistic Director, interviewed more than 50 men asking them frank questions, initially about love and sex. One of those men was John.

What emerged was a story that is both extraordinary and touching. Years of crime, drug use and struggling to survive lead John on a search in which his life converges with others, in an unexpected place, unknown by most. Don’t miss this eagerly anticipated new production, broadcast live from the National Theatre.





2 hr
£10, £8 concessions, £3 children
Broadcast Treasure Island (Cert 10)
Thursday 22 January7pm

NT Live: Treasure Island (Cert 10)

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.

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3 hr
£10, £8 concessions, £3 children
Drama Mr Bulkeley o’r Brynddu Tuesday 27 January7.30pm
Mr Bulkeley o’r Brynddu

Cwmni Pendraw

Gyda chydweithrediad Theatr Bara Caws

Yn cyflwyno

Mr Bulkeley o’r Brynddu

Gan Wyn Bowen Harries

Addasiad o ddyddiaduron William Bulkeley (1691 – 1760) 

Actorion : Wyn Bowen Harries, Rhodri Sion, Manon Wilkinson

Cerddoriaeth: Stephen Rees


Mae dyddiaduron William Bulkeley yn rhoi darlun gwych i ni o fywyd cefn gwlad ynghyd a bywyd bonheddwyr Môn yng nghanol y 18ed ganrif. Mae hefyd yn nodi'r tywydd bob dydd y bu'n sgrifennu, sy’n record amrhisiadwy o hinsawdd y dydd.

Bydd y cynhyrchiad bywiog hwn o ddiddordeb i holl fynychwyr theatr sy’n hoffi stori dda. Mae bywyd William Bulkeley yn darllen fel opera sebon : cawn hanesion rhyfeddol ei fab anystywallt yn Llundain, stori ei ferch a’r morleidr Fortunatus Wright, cawn wybod am fywyd sgweiar ac Ustus Heddwch ynghanol scandals llysoedd barn Biwmares, hanes teithiau i Iwerddon ynghyd a ffeiriau, ymladd ceiliogod a chystadlaethau peldroed. Nodwyd nifer o ganeuon yn y dyddiaduron ac fe gynhwysir digonedd o gerddoriaeth yn y perfformiad. 

Drama bywyd dyn unigryw. Hanes y werin a’r bonedd. Gwyddoniaeth tywydd. 

Mr Bulkeley o’r Brynddu is an adaptation of William Bulkeley’s diaries which gives us a vivid picture of life in 18th Century Anglesey. The production consists of excerpts from his diaries in William Bulkeley’s own words – English. The context of the linking Welsh dramatic pieces should be easily understood. Songs and music of the period mentioned in the diaries are an integral part of the production.

Canllaw oed 11+

 

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Broadcast Treasure Island (Cert 10)
Wednesday 18 February2pm

NT Encore: Treasure Island (Cert 10)

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.

I



3 hr
£4, £3.25 concessions, £2 children
Broadcast Treasure Island (Cert 10)
Wednesday 18 February5.30pm

NT Encore: Treasure Island (Cert 10)

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.

I



3 hr
£4, £3.25 concessions, £2 children
Broadcast Behind the Beautiful Flowers (12A) Thursday 12 March7pm

NT Live:  Behind the Beautiful Flowers (12A)

Meera Syal (The Kumars, Goodness Gracious Me, Rafta Rafta at the National) returns to the National Theatre, directed by Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).

Pulizter Prize-winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents. From her uncompromising book, winner of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2012, David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale.

India is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house. Sunil, twelve and stunted, wants to eat until he’s as tall as Kalu the thief. Asha seeks to steal government anti-poverty funds to turn herself into a ‘first-class person’, while her daughter Manju intends to become the slum’s first female graduate. 

But their schemes are fragile; global recession threatens the garbage trade, and another slum-dweller is about to make an accusation that will destroy herself and shatter the neighbourhood.




3 hr
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast The Hard Problem (12A) Thursday 16 April7pm

NT Live:  The Hard Problem (12A)

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors).

Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brainscience institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is ‘the hard problem’ which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask? Meanwhile Hilary needs a miracle, and she is prepared to pray for one.





3 hr
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast Man + Superman (12A) Thursday 14 May7pm

NT Live:  Man + Superman (12A)

Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List; Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live.

Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.

Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.





4 hr
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Concert hall
Outdoor sculpture